Put your organisation in front of young, local students, teachers and parents to explain and promote what you do. You can inspire children to study and pursue jobs in science, technology, engineering and maths, and we think there’s a good chance that you might also find your future employees!
Whether you're a company, university, college, school or other organisation, we welcome your involvement or investment.
Benefits of being involved:
Future employees: promote your organisation to the best - and keenest - young engineers and scientists.
Students taking part in a Big Bang Near Me event report higher levels of knowledge of careers in STEM compared with the general population of 11-14 year olds. Over half say they know what people who work in engineering do, compared with three in ten of the general population of 11-14 year olds. Three quarters say they know what people working in science do while 62% say they know what people who work in technology do, compared with 42% and 46% of the overall population of 11-14 year olds.
Raise your local profile: showcase your organisation’s work to young people, parents and teachers.
Change young people’s lives: help them discover skills and careers for their future.
Over half of students (55%) participating in a Big Bang Near Me event say they know what to do next in order to become an engineer, compared with a quarter (26%) of the general population of 11-14 year olds. Six out of ten students say the Big Bang Near Me event has inspired them to work in engineering in the future.
Develop your staff: improve outreach and presentation skills in your team.
Make connections: meet a range of similar (and diverse) local companies.
Raise the profile of science, technology, engineering and maths in your local area and promote the vital role that employers like you play in the UK’s future economic growth and prosperity.
Fulfil Corporate Social Responsibility requirements.
Interested? How to get involved:
There are many ways you can support your local event. Here are just a few:
Run an interactive exhibit
Run an activity or workshop
Sponsor the event, an activity, workshop or show
Provide volunteers at the event
Contribute or sponsor prizes for one of the many competitions on offer
Contribute goody-bag, take-away items
Provide services and equipment for the event
Contact us to find out how you could get involved in The Big Bang Near Me